The local Fox affiliate in Chicago puts on a news show on Sundays called Fox Chicago Sunday. This past Sunday part of the discussion dealt with the SAF and NRA lawsuits challenging the prohibition of carry in any form in the state of Illinois.
One of the guests was Patrick Thompson, Chairman of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, who shared “why he believes allowing concealed carry would be a public safety disaster.” He starts out his weak argument by saying the Violence Policy Center has statistics that show crime doesn’t go down where concealed carry is allowed. Moreover, he holds that people are more likely to resort to the gun if concealed carry is allowed.
Unfortunately for Mr. Thompson, the experience in the rest of the United States – and especially in those states with shall-issue CCW – have proven him wrong. Of course, that doesn’t stop him from nattering on about how CCW is bad.